People Who Do
We want Sister Circle Brunch to be remembered as a place that provided safety and comfort during a time of bewilderment and fear. We can confidently say that for us, and the women in our community, this is the most politically divisive moment in our lifetime thus far. We’re trying to pursue our careers, make time for our friendships and romantic relationships, stay healthy, and grow as individuals all while trying to seek justice and make change.
In a time of emboldened white supremacy and increased violence against communities of color, events like Sister Circle Brunch demonstrate that resistance can take many different forms beyond marching in the streets. After all, enjoying the pleasure of a home-cooked meal and empowering conversation in a space created by and for people of color is, in itself, an act of rebellion.
But after a few events, Arturet and Acquaye began to realize that their brunches were just beginning to graze an extremely unfulfilled need. After all, it’s not every day that women of color can walk into a space and openly discuss our experiences of how race, ethnicity and gender-identity affect us on a daily basis, particularly without judgment or having to explain ourselves.